Re: Irish Songs

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Posted by Danalee Lavelle-Burroughs on March 17, 2000 at 08:42:44:

In Reply to: Irish Songs posted by Dana McS. on March 17, 2000 at 03:42:46:

Ach, you Scottish! Boyne. As in Battle of the Boyne. The unfortunate victory of King William and his "Orangemen" over the Catholic "Green"; and party and parcel to the troubles which have plagued us since time immemorial. My family hail from Louisburg, Co. Mayo--left in the 1840s. We are "Green" and proud to wear it! Danalee

: I heard this song on a video and I hum it all the time. The verses tell of a guy who falls in love with an Irish lass. The Irish lass dies at the end. So sad... I can't quite figure out all the words.

: Red is the rose,
: In yonder garden grows,
: Fair is the lilly-of-the-valley,
: And clear is the water that flows from the...BOING (This SURELY can't be right)
: And my love is fairer than any.

: I KNOW it's not 'BOING'. Can't for the life of me tell what this word is in the video I have. This is a chorus from a song called 'Red is the Rose'. Does anyone know what the word is? I know those celts can come up with some strange ones sometimes.

: And another thing. The version I have heard is sung to the tune of the 'You Take the High Road..." song, which I thought was Scottish, yet, the words to 'Red is the Rose' are Irish. Hmmmm.

: Happy St. Patricks Day!!!!
: Dana McS.

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